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Thursday, 31 May 2007 21:39
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 SCOREBOARD
Friday, June 1
Detroit at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EDT). The Tigers and the AL Central-leading Indians renew their rivalry.

STARS
Thursday
- Mike Cameron, Padres, hit a go-ahead homer in the 11th inning after tying it with a run-scoring double in the ninth, and San Diego beat Pittsburgh 4-2.
- Roy Halladay, Blue Jays, picked up his 100th career victory with seven shutout innings, leading Toronto to a 2-0 win over Chicago
- Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals, drove in four runs during an 11-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Travis Hafner, Indians, homered and drove in four runs, powering Cleveland to an 11-5 victory at home against Detroit.

ON THE HOP
Roy Halladay picked up his 100th career victory in his return from the disabled list, and Frank Thomas hit a homer to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 Thursday night. The game lasted just 1 hour, 50 minutes, and was the second quickest in the majors this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Seattle beat the Athletics 2-0 on April 25 in Oakland in 1 hour, 47 minutes.

FOR THE RECORD
Prince Fielder set a franchise record with his 13th homer this month in a 4-3 win over Florida on Thursday. Fielder is tied for the major league lead with 19.

STREAKS
Ichiro Suzuki extended his hitting streak to a career-high 24 games and the Seattle Mariners held on to beat the Texas Rangers 9-5 on Thursday night. ... The Baltimore Orioles beat the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels 6-2 for their sixth win in a row.

SNAPPED
Houston stopped a 10-game losing streak with a 10-2 win over Cincinnati on Thursday.

TRADE
The San Francisco Giants agreed to trade struggling closer Armando Benitez to the Florida Marlins for reliever Randy Messenger on Thursday night. Benitez was 0-3 with nine saves in 11 chances and a 4.67 ERA. His final game for the Giants was Tuesday night, when he balked twice in the 12th inning of a 5-4 loss to the New York Mets.

STRUGGLING
Detroit lost for the sixth time in seven games, 11-5 at Cleveland on Thursday. ... The White Sox dropped their fifth straight with a 2-0 loss at Toronto.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Chicago's Mark Buehrle gave up just two hits- both homers - in a 2-0 loss to Toronto on Thursday. ... Shawn Chacon struck out 10 over seven shutout innings, but Pittsburgh blew a two-run, ninth inning lead in a 4-2, 11-inning loss to San Diego.

SPEAKING
``You don't want to be left out of the 10-run party.'' - Houston slugger Lance Berkman after hitting a three-run homer in a 10-2 win over Cincinnati on Thursday.

SEASONS
June 1
1923 - The New York Giants scored in every inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 22-8 at the Baker Bowl.
1925 - Lou Gehrig batted for Pee Wee Wanninger in the eighth and replaced Wally Pipp at first base to start his streak of 2,130 consecutive games. The Washington Senators beat the New York Yankees 5-3.
1937 - Bill Dietrich of the Chicago White Sox pitched a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in an 8-0 win.
1975 - Nolan Ryan of the California Angels pitched his fourth no-hitter, striking out nine. Ryan tied Sandy Koufax's record by beating the Baltimore Orioles 1-0. It was Ryan's 100th major league victory.
1977 - Seattle's Ruppert Jones homered off Cleveland's Dennis Eckersley in the fifth inning to snap Eckersley's no-hit string of 22 1-3 innings, just two outs short of Cy Young's major league record. The Indians went on to win 7-1.
1987 - Cleveland's Phil Niekro pitched the Indians to a 9-6 victory, his 314th, over the Detroit Tigers. The win gave himself and his brother, Joe, a major league record 530 combined victories, surpassing Gaylord and Jim Perry.
2000 - Pawtucket's Tomo Ohka became the third pitcher in the 117-year history of the International League to throw a nine-inning perfect game when he beat the Charlotte Knights 2-0.
2005 - Miguel Tejada hit a homer, three doubles and scored three runs in Baltimore's 9-3 victory over Boston.
Today's birthdays: Carlos Zambrano, 26; Brad Wilkerson, 30; Derek Lowe, 34.
 

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